Solution to Graphics Stutter about every 2 to 3 seconds in all games

Anyone have this issue?

All games play fine. Then, one day you start seeing stutter every 2-3 seconds, tearing, artifacts in games. Basically all your games become unplayable because of the annoying stutter and freezing.

The following were given as solutions to this problem:
a) Bad HDD
b) RAM is wrong type
c) CPU is bad
d) update drivers
e) It's win7
the list goes on.....

Turns out to be a relatively simple solution.

As a gamer I wanted to keep track of my temperatures while gaming.

I installed MSI Afterburner, which monitors my GPU temps. I installed another program which monitors my CPU temps.

Together, both programs allowed me to see my GPU & CPU temps - ON SCREEN - WHILE GAMING.

Then - my video started to stutter. At the time I had no idea why.

Another person on this forum had the same problem (different program but does the same thing). They uninstalled the program and the freezing went away.

I wasn't using the exact same program, but when I uninstalled the program that allows you to see your CPU temps on screen, my video stutter/freezing went away.

I would suggest keeping track of what you install and when you start having video issues. It took me weeks to track down this problem, all because I didn't pay attention to what I was installing and when I ran into video problems.

Just thought I'd pass on this solution to the many people who are still having these video issues.

I didn't have to re-install or update any drivers, upgrade my RAM, swap out my HDD, update my chipset........ just uninstalled 1 little program.
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    Any time you use/ru two programs that perform the same function (even though it's gpu and cpu, they are both running the same basic code), you run the risk of interference between the two and you get the stutter results. No different than running to anti-virus programs- they fight with each other.

    Good tip in any case - glad you figured it out.

  2. Ohwf. Yeah, I have this problem. But it's been so long ago, I don't remember what programs I have installed ever since. :lol:

    Might be time for a clean format, anyway. :) But I will take note of this for the foreseeable future.
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